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Sunday, December 1, 2013


It is December and you know what that means! Soon Santa Claus and his eight tiny reindeer will be prancing across the roof tops. I love this time of year! There is still a lot of good happening in the midst of all the commercialism. The name of Jesus is still heard by those who have ears to hear. Many will give a helping hand to those in need. It truly is a time to be celebrated as the birth of Jesus changed the world. If you know not my Lord, I pray you will hear his voice calling to you this season! It truly is a wonderful time of the year!

As I believe in Jesus, I also believe in the spirit of giving. The giving of love, of our time and resources, and of gifts to brighten the eyes of children on Christmas morning. I believe that Santa is a  symbol of that giving during this holiday season and I do not believe that including the make believe into my holiday diminishes it in any way; and so we include Santa in our celebrations.

This Santa is an svg file from svgcuts.com and comes from the Santa's Visit kit. The paper is from the Teresa Collins collections called Christmas Cottage. It is a thick cardstock patterned paper and I love working with it. The colored cardstock is American Crafts and another from my stash that I cannot remember the manufacturer. I used both Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders. And of course I used inks to ink all my cuts. The stamp is from Punkin Patch stamps and it came with a free svg cut to outline it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paulaholifieldcrafts: Christmas Cheer (E1:1)
Feeling Crafty Challenge: #23 Christmas (E3:1)
2 Creative Chicks: #9 Christmas
Crafty Catz: #209 Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Santa) (E3:1)
Totally Papercrafts: #195 Ho, Ho Holidays (E3:1)
Creative Fingers: #13 Anything Goes (E3:2)
4 Crafty Chicks: #170 Chrsitmas
Cute Card Thursday: #297 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café: #39 Anything Goes (E3:3)
Craft Room Challenge: Vintage Christmas
Cards for Men: #24 Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie:#20 Christmas is Coming (E3:1)
Crafty Calendar Challenge: All Things Christmas (E3:1)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #153 Light It Up
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Christmas Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: One for the Boys (E2:1)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Pick a Previous Theme
                        (Theme #16 - Santa Claus/Father Christmas)


Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 153 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

tilly said...

A super Santa card.... thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

Craftevan said...

This is such a beautiful card, layout and colours brilliant thank you for joining us at Cards For Men challenge blog. Good Luck Kate xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Cathy DT Member

Nana said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the embossing.
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Zoe Sanderson said...

Terrific fun card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Mynnette said...

This is just SO darling!!! LOVE the amazing texture and the great use of patterned paper! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

PS: We've got a blog hop/DT call going on at House of Cards--I'd LOVE for you to join us! :)

Melissa said...

Thank you, Mynnette. I went and checked out the House of Cards website and DT call. I appreciate the offer as I am looking for some DTs to join; but as I look over the weekly themes, I am not sure I can fit the bill. I'm not a user of stamps or digistamps very often. I primarily work with svg cut files that I cut on my electronic cutting machine. I make cards and do 3D projects. There are some weekly challenge themes that I am not sure my style will work for. I do appreciate the offer though to try out. I pray that you will have a wonderful Christmas season and that all goes well for you. I hope you find a fabulous DT for the next 6 months and I will pop in on occasion and see how I can join in on your challenges.

Deborah Frings said...

What a wonderful shaped card - with so much texture and detail. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hei, lovely creation, fabulous santa!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge,-))m

Lori said...

What a super cute Santa!! Thanks for sharing him with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Tamie said...

Simply fantastic Santa shape card! I love it :) Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us for our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

heidy said...

Love your fabolous creation,thanks for joining CCT this week!
Hugs Heidy

Michelle said...

Adorable, I love the touch of embossing on this. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers for this weeks challenge.

carol said...

ooh fab shape ...lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Creative M said...

Fab & Fun!!
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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Danielle Vincent said...

Darling Christmas project - I definitely believe in Santa. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Gerda said...

Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
GDT 2 Creative Chicks

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Anna Jasiolek said...

Fabulous shaped card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this! Thank you for joining us at A little bit Crafty, hope to see you join us soon :-) Elaine DT-xxx-